The only Yankee batter to come away hitless was Ramiro Pena. Branyan went 1-3 with three RBIs and Cervelli went 1-3 with a run scored, a RBI and a triple. The rest of the lineup each collected two hits, as Cust and Joseph picked up a pair of RBIs. Dickerson had the lone stolen base. John Maine threw five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out six. Preston Claiborne struggled in his first outing since being called up. He went one innings nad allowed four runs on four hits, two walks and a K.
Trenton lost to New Britain 5-4:
The game was scoreless through four innings, but the Thunder jumped out to a lead in the fifth. After two quick outs, Addison Maruszak and Jeffrey Farnham singled to right and Damon Sublett doubled, plating the first run of the game. A single from Abraham Almonte scored Farnham and Sublett and Trenton took a 3-0 lead. Farnham and Almonte both doubled in the seventh, adding another run for the Thunder. The Rock Cats finally got on the board in the bottom of the eighth with a run on a wild pitch from Francisco Rondon. The Yankees had a nice lead heading into the bottom of the ninth, but the Rock Cats rallied. A Deibinson Romero walked and Nathan Hanson singled. Ryan Flannery hit Daniel Rohlfing with a pitch. Pinch runners were put on and James Beresford and Aaron Hicks drew walks, socring a pair of runs. Oswaldo Arcia then lined a single to right, plating two runs and giving the Rock Cats the 5-4 walk-off win.
Almonte went 3-5 with a double and three RBIs. Maruszak went 2-3 with a run scored and a walk. Farnham went 2-4 with two runs scored and a double. Shaeffer Hall went six inningsand allowed just two hits and three hits, picking up seven Ks. Ryan Flannery took the loss, going just .2 innings and allowing four runs on two hits, three walks and a K.
While the Thunder lost, they did get some good news today as they had five players make the Eastern League All-Star team. Abraham Almonte, Cody Johnson, Kevin Mahoney, Brett Marshall and Kelvin Perez were all tapped to represent Trenton.
Tampa beat Brevard County 7-1:
Ramon Flores started the bottom of the first with a walk and Slade Heathcott singled to right. A homer from Kyle Roller put the Yankees up 3-0. Eduardo Sosa started the second with a triple, scoring on a sac fly from Jose Mojica. Flores knocked a ground-rule double to center and crossed home on a single from JR Murphy. Heathcott hit his first homer of the year in the fifth, with Murphy on base for a 7-0 lead. The Manatees scored a run in the top of the seventh, but that was all they had in them as the Yankees took the 7-1 win.
Heathcott had a great night, going 3-4 with two runs scored, a homer and two RBIs. Murphy went 2-3 with a double, a RBI, a walk and a run scored. Roller was 2-4 with a run scored, a homer and three RBIs. Caleb Cotham threw six innings and kept Brevard County scoreless on five hits. He walked no one and struck out eight.
Charleston beat Savannah 5-4:
The Sand Gnats took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the RiverDogs pulled ahead in the third. Ali Castillo singled and stole second. He moved to third on a sac bunt by Mason Williams. Ben Gamel singled him in and scored on a single from Gary Sanchez. With two outs in the fifth, Gamel singled to right. Tyler Austin did the same, and Gamel scored on the throwing error by the Savannah right fielder. Gary Sanchez drew a walk and Austin stole home, giving the Yankees a 4-1 lead. Savannah added a run in the sixth and the Yankees got it back in the bottom of the seventh. The Sand Gnats did score two runs in the ninth, but Charleston held on for the 5-4 win.
Gamel went 2-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Everyone other than Dante Bichette and Kelvin De Leon had one hit, with Sanchez picking up an RBI. Scottie Allen went five innings and gave up a run (unearned) on two hits. He walked no one and struck out two.
Staten Island lost to Hudson Valley 9-3:
The Renegades plated the first run of the game, scoring in the bottom of the first. Staten Island got the run back int he second, as Matt Duran drew a walk and Claudio Custodio singled. A throwing error allowed Duran to cross the plate. Hudson Valley scored two more runs in the bottom of the fifth, but Staten Island tied the game again in the sixth. Saxon Butler singled and Ravel Santana drew a walk. Jackson Valera singled, loading the bases, and Duran reached on an error that scored Butler and Santana. The Renegades used a big bottom of the seventh, plating seven runs for a 7-3 lead. They added two more runs for insurance, but the Yankees had run out of rallies as they fell 9-3.
Taylor Dugas went 2-5. Butler was 2-4 with a run scored. Valera went 2-4 and Duran went 0-3 with a run scored and the Yankees lone RBI. Taylor Morton went five innings, giving up three runs on four hits and five walks. He struck out two. Taylor Garrison lasted just .2 innings and allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits, two walks and a K.
GCL Yankees beat GCL Pirates 6-5:
The Pirates took a quick lead, scoring two runs in the top of the first on a homer from Dilson Herrera. They added another three runs in the second, but the Yankees found their stroke in the third. Mikeson Oliberto started the inning with a homer and Jerison Lopez and Austin Aune hit back-to-back singles. A wild pitch moved the runners over and Lopez and Aune scored on a single from Miguel Andujar. Andjuar drew a two-out walk in the fifth and Austin Jones followed iwth a double. Both scored on a single from Ericson Leonora and the game was tied. Lopez doubled to start the seventh and scored on a single from Fernando Perez for a 6-5 Yankees win.
Lopez went 2-4 with two runs scored and a double. Andujar went 1-3 with a run score, two doubles and a walk. Graham Stoneburner had a tough start on his road back from injury. He went two innings and gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits, a walk and a strikeout.